In 2007, Pranay graduated from Manipal University, India with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy. In 2009, he completed a Master's degree in Physiotherapy, from Manipal University, with specialization in Community Based Rehabilitation. As a physiotherapist, he has worked towards functional improvement of children with special needs for two years in a community setting. Driven by the passion for acquiring more knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric rehabilitation, he began his Ph.D. at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University in 2011. Under the supervision of Dr. Joy MacDermid, and with committee members Dr. Peter Rosenbaum and Briano DiRezee, at CanChild, his thesis focuses on exploring parent’s perspectives towards their children with cerebral palsy. He is using the concepts of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework, Knowledge Translation, and qualitative methods to study parent’s perspectives towards their children with cerebral palsy, and to find methods to increase health literacy among parents having children with cerebral palsy.
Areas of Focus
Cerebral Palsy, ICF, Knowledge Translation, Health Education, Health Literacy, Family Centered Care, Qualitative Research.
This summary is written to help families of children with Cerebral Palsy to understand the findings of a research study “Focus on function: a cluster, randomized controlled trial comparing child-versus contextfocused intervention for young children with cerebral palsy”.